News of the proposed Usher’s Quay hotel comes just three months after Whitbread secured a site with Bain Capital Credit for a 151-bedroom Premier Inn hotel in the Distillery Quarter at Newmarket Square in Dublin 8.

And last December, Whitbread announced it would work with another of its development partners, Red Rock Developments, on the delivery of a new 108-bedroom hotel at Gloucester Street in Dublin’s south docklands.

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Whitbread operates one Premier Inn hotel in the Republic at Dublin Airport, with 213 bedrooms. Since signalling its intention to expand here in 2018, the company has signed deals for six Premier Inn hotels in Dublin city centre – at South Great George’s Street, Jervis Street, Castleforbes Business Park, Gloucester Street, Newmarket Square and now Usher’s Quay. The hotels are a mixture of freehold and leasehold acquisitions and will open from early 2021 onwards.